The theme of the 73rd Children’s Stamp Action Week is: give more strength. With the proceeds, the Children’s Postage Stamps Foundation supports children who are having a hard time due to the corona crisis and who could use a little more resilience. Comedian Jochem Myjer will give the go-ahead on Tuesday. He does this by placing the first order at a primary school in Amsterdam.
From Wednesday to October 6, nearly 145,000 children in grades 7 and 8 will be door-to-door selling children’s stamps and other items across the country. This year cartoon characters Olivier B. Bommel and Tom Poes are on the stamps.
Free program for primary schools
The corona crisis has also seriously affected children: there were more reports of domestic violence and more children were faced with poverty, according to the Children’s Postage Stamps Foundation. A private poll in July showed that young people aged 8 to 17 experienced more stress (35 percent), loneliness (38 percent) and sadness (34 percent) in the past year. A portion of the proceeds will go to a free program for primary schools, Expedition Resilience, to support educational staff in providing resilience to children.
Last year the Children’s Stamp campaign raised 7.6 million euros.
73rd Children’s Stamp Week starts, Jochem Myjer places first order
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